ACMI Identifier
311898
Title
Beautiful thing
Creator & Role
Vidz Of Oz, distributor
Channel Four Television, production company
Tony Garnett, co-producer
Bill Shapter, co-producer
Hettie Macdonald, director
Place of Production
United Kingdom
Creation Date
1997
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
01:27:00
Language
English
Description
Teenager Jamie Gangel (Glenn Berry) shares a council flat in South London with his extroverted but warm hearted bar tender mother, Sandra (Linda Henry). Jamie is a quiet and introverted student, victimised by his school mates for being a homosexual, and frustrated by his mother in yet another relationship. On either side of them live Jamie's abused school mate Ste (Scott Neal), and the delinquent, Mother Cass afficionado, Leah (Tameka Empson). When Ste runs to the Gangel's after another bout of abuse he finds himself sharing a room with Jamie, and soon begins to question his sexual identity when Jamie reveals that he is queer. In the small confines of the council flats the close knit neighbourhood find out as much about themselves as the new relationship that's going on separated by the thin fibro walls.
Audience Classification
M (15+)
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - Great Britain
Genre
Comedy
Subject Group
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety/Teenagers
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety/Self-actualization (Psychology)
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety/Interpersonal conflict
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Conjugal violence
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Gay and lesbian studies
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Teenagers
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Teenagers - Sexual behavior
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology/Working class in motion pictures
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology/Teenagers
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Mothers and sons
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Interpersonal conflict
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)